A good Defence is about players working in units and staying "Connected". This exercise develops the skills required to improve a players understanding of what to do and when to do it
All right shoulders on only but I'm going to put you under time pressure here. So you got to get organized. All right after each attack what'll happen is three people will attack three people yet. If it's a good tackle, then I'll shout tackle. So you'll turn and you'll defend this lat okay, if they score or whatever then once they're past these yellow cones, they can pop the ball up and the next team attack. All right, you're defending 4A to tax. So what's the key effort here between the defense what have they got to sort out communication? Why? Yeah, cuz we're organizing if we're talking yet. Okay, what else do they need to get here? Realignment why? Speak up. Yeah, but why would you want a real irony? Why would you want to line here? Yeah harder for you Chuck. It stronger three together is better than 1 1 1 or 1/2. Yeah, so make sure you were concentrating on that effort play. Good tackle. Yeah play Ready play following through good Tom good play play that. Good last one. The last one go ahead go. If I'm up here and my mates back there what sort of a line of I got what sort of a defensive line of this week, isn't it? There's holes everywhere. So the first thing I've got to do is scan were mated get a line and then we can come forward, you know, he's going to step up as well as me take a pace back, but we've got to try and get this line as quickly as possible. All right, because we're better as a 3 then 1 1 1 communicate that the key thing, isn't it? Yeah. He says I've got him you look after your man. That's it. That's all it takes two words. Yeah, he's mine. Okay play that'll stop a try. Yet because he has the confidence in him. We don't have a problem. Right good tackle at Taco laughs right get off the leg get off the leg get off the pitch boys yet. Ready play why we got three down here. Come on, good defense. Good defense. Yeah ready Play Good footwork great defense. So yeah Chuckles. They're really play. Good again. Good defense. Excellent. Yes Ted's play play Ted. It's a great defense again. Ready play Chocolate Chocolate ready? Why did we have to step in Alex? No, come on play. Good footwork. Say go. You got him. Well covered in no play. Yeah, that's one taco. Laughs play good today. Excellent. Excellent. Great defense. Yeah 30 seconds. What do you think attackers? What do we think? Come on be honest? What do you think that defense much better much better wasn't it? Talk to you know, the things that Tommy talked about the realignment getting there early making sure as a 3 chatting having the confidence that yeah. He said, I've got him I can push out onto the next month all those little things just make it so much easier. We understand the importance of the communication though. That isn't there at the moment. All right. We're going to lift it did he say when you hear the first team training that's a massive difference. The difference in the volume of communication is Yeah, when you need to be that because it will make you better Ruby players. It will make you safe tries every top. All right?
Sharing our coaching ideas is great for the game. Players in New Zealand hone their skills at an early age and it is globally accepted that they have the best techniques across all positions. Coaching the tackle is a key fundamental that all players practise regularly
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When the experts explain things in simple terms it all makes sense. The Blitz defence can be confusing and delivering the coaching blocks to develop this policy can be tricky. Richard Thorpe explains things in easy to understand language